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The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed : Experimental Evidence from Turkey, conducted between between 2010 and 2011 in Turkey. ... See More +

Brief 90359 SEP 02, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2013 paper entitled, Testing information
constraints on India's largest antipoverty program, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in India. ... See More +

Brief 90356 SEP 02, 2014

ravallion, Martin ; Walle, Dominique van de ; Dutta, Puja ; Margai, Rinku

Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)

This paper reviews the literature on the role of the investment climate reforms in job creation. It finds that the current landscape of employment and private sector activity in developing countries indicates a number of potential channels through which investment climate reforms can positively affect job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7025 SEP 01, 2014

Rahman, Aminur

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 SEP 01, 2014

Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

Female labor participation in the Arab world is low compared with the level of economic development of Arab countries. Beyond anecdotal evidence and cross-country studies, there is little evidence on what could explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7031 SEP 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)

The differences in financial development across Indian states, while seeming substantial, have a minor effect on firm lifecycle and growth. These results hold controlling for differences in labor regulations across states, capital intensity, and for firms born before and after the major reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7008 AUG 01, 2014

Ayyagari, Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Maksimovic, Vojislav

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 AUG 01, 2014

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) (Swahili)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 AUG 01, 2014

English

Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (English)

The second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (SEDPL) of Morocco development objective and the four pillars of the programmatic DPL series have been slightly revised to better reflect the actual reforms supported by this operation. ... See More +

Program Document 89186 JUL 29, 2014

Turkey - Sustaining Shared Growth Development Policy Operation : Chair Summary (English)

Board Summary 89741 JUL 24, 2014

Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)

Firms very rarely cut nominal wages, even in the face of considerable negative economic shocks. This paper uses a unique survey of fourteen European countries to ask firms directly about the incidence of wage cuts and to assess the relevance of a range of potential reasons for why the firms avoid cutting wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6976 JUL 01, 2014

Du Caju, Philip; Kosma, Theodora; Lawless, Martina; Messina, Julian; Room, Tairi

Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)

A vector autoregression model with time-varying coefficients is used to examine the evolution of wage cyclicality in four Latin American economies: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, during the period 1980-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6978 JUL 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Gambetti, Luca

Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 89644 JUL 01, 2014

French

Stylized facts on productivity growth : evidence from firm-level data in Croatia (English)

Drawing on a representative sample of firms, this paper presents some microeconomic evidence on the productivity growth process in Croatia since the onset of recession (2008-12). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6990 JUL 01, 2014

Iootty, Mariana; Correa, Paulo; Radas, Sonja; Skrinjaric, Bruno

Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project : Maroc - Second Pret de politique de developpement pour les competences et l'emploi (French)

Program Information Document 89644 JUL 01, 2014

English

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (English)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : Previsions, perceptions et realite economique (French)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, Arabic

Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (Arabic)

This issue of the MENA quarterly brief assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Brief 89844 JUL 01, 2014

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, French

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The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90359 Brief
Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90356 Brief
Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7025 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum
Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7031 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 Policy Research Working Paper
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7008 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) (Swahili)
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AUG 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum English
Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (English)
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JUL 29, 2014 89186 Program Document
Turkey - Sustaining Shared Growth Development Policy Operation : Chair Summary (English)
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JUL 24, 2014 89741 Board Summary
Why firms avoid cutting wages : survey evidence from European firms (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6976 Policy Research Working Paper
Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6978 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89644 Program Information Document French
Stylized facts on productivity growth : evidence from firm-level data in Croatia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6990 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan Project : Maroc - Second Pret de politique de developpement pour les competences et l'emploi (French)
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JUL 01, 2014 89644 Program Information Document English
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief French, Arabic
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality : Previsions, perceptions et realite economique (French)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief English, Arabic
Predictions, perceptions and economic reality (Arabic)
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JUL 01, 2014 89844 Brief English, French